This book presents an overview of the exciting, truly multidisciplinary research by neuroscientists and systems engineers in the emerging field of cognitive systems, providing a cross-disciplinary examination of this cutting-edge area of scientific research. This is a great example of where research in very different disciplines touches to create a new emerging area of research. The book illustrates some of the technical developments that could arise from our growing understanding of how living cognitive systems behave, and the ability to use that knowledge in the design of artificial systems. This unique book is of considerable interest to researchers and students in information science, neuroscience, psychology, engineering and adjacent fields.
Represents a remarkable collection of relevant experts from both the life sciences and computer science
Includes state-of-the-art reviews of topics in cognitive systems from both a life sciences and a computer science perspective
Discusses the impact of this research on our lives in the near future
Introduction: Brain Science and Information Technology
Do They Add up? by Sir John Taylor
Part 1: How to Design a Cognitive System.
Introduction: How to Design a Cognitive System.
Self-Organization in the Nervous System.
Large-scale, Small-scale Systems.
Part 2: Cognitive Systems in Touch with the World.
Introduction: Cognitive Systems in Touch with the World.
Speech and Language.
Part 3: Cognitive Systems in Action.
Introduction: Cognitive Systems need to Plan, to Interact with Others and to Act.
Interaction, Planning and Motivation.
Part 4: Memory.
Introduction: Cognitive Systems Remember Experience.
Learning and Memory.
Memory, Reasoning and Learning.
Part 5: Science Applied.
Advanced Neuroscience Technologies.
Applications and Impact.